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UAAP: Racela on Eboña, "He just typifies the Be Brave spirit ng FEU."

by Franchesca Nicole Collantes

MANILA - Barkley Eboña efforts greatly help on the Tamaraws win against the Green Archers.

He played 24 minutes on their game against the Green Archers. Eboña got his career-high game with 12 points, 16 rebounds with 10 of those came from offensive possessions. 

Coach Olsen Racela commended Eboña, "He just typifies the Be Brave spirit ng FEU. The way he goes for those rebounds, the way he defends, 10 offensive rebounds, grabe yung puso ng batang yon. He gave us a lot of extra possessions in this game".

Eboña's mindset during the game that, "Kailangan ko lang bigay yung best ko tapos kung yung ibigay na task sakin ni Coach O (Racela) kumbaga sinuklian ko lang yung tiwala na binigay niya sakin."

With 4:30 left in the frame, Prince Orizu was fouled out and left with no choice to bring back Eboña back in even though enduring cramps. Eboña mentioned to us post-game that, "Mahirap kasi dalawang paa ko nag-cramps. Kumbaga inisip ko na lang siguro na wala ng bukas bigay ko na lahat kung ano man mangyari wala nang magagawa."

Eboña ended with, "Basta at the end of the day atleast wala akong pagsisisihan."

Playing while enduring pain due to cramps and living the Be Brave mantra, Eboña's efforts paid off as he contributed to the Tamaraws win to get the last final four ticket. With that, FEU Tamaraws will face the ADMU Blue Eagles on the Final Four once again, this Sunday, 3:30 pm at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

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